The Harman Kardon Onyx is a wireless, portable multi-speaker looks great, is beautifully finished, features an incredible range of connectivity options and sounds great too. HK are a premium provider of audio solutions so we were very excited to review this speaker.
Design & Finish
The distinctive shape, stainless steel handle, aluminium-finish passive radiators and real leather rear covering make this multi-speaker system look just as you would expect from Harman Kardon. The finish is fantastic. The speakers are mainly front facing with some rear facing radiators built in for increased bass.
The unit comes in both black and white and measures 30cm x 16.4cm x 27.5cm (HxWxL) and weighs in at 2.4kg, meaning it is easy enough to move to wherever you want to use it.
The Onyx comes with a dizzying array of connectivity options including AirPlay, Bluetooth, DLNA, NFC and even has a USB port and 3.5mm Aux input. You really are spoilt for choice and the great Harman Kardon app allows you to really get the best out of your speaker.
This unit features an internal Lithium-Ion battery allowing your to take the Onyx with you wherever you go and the battery life is up to 8 hours, depending upon volume used and whether you are using it wirelessly or wired.
This is a premium speaker from an iconic audiophile brand so we were really looking forward to checking out the sound that the Onyx delivered… and it didn’t disappoint. The quality across all ranges is perfectly balanced and really impressive at low and medium volumes. Once you really crank the volume up to near max the bass can be a little lacking and the mid range really does take over. However, as you wouldn’t really be using the speaker at that high a volume then this isn’t really much of an issue. The power output of the Onyx is 60W with a frequency response of 60Hz – 20kHz.
This really is a great speaker from a great company. They know exactly what they are doing when it comes to delivery a quality audiophile experience and they have delivered it is a portable speaker that is finished with all of the quality you expect from Harman Kardon. We highly recommend the Harman Kardon Onyx Wireless Speaker With Airplay And Rechargeable Battery as it really is a fantastic portable wireless speaker.